Dark extra bitter 70% pure hot chocolate from Juliete et ChocolateA cold February winter afternoon, a rich cup of hot chocolate, 70% pure like all respectable chocolate should be, and good company made for a nice afternoon today.

How have I not known about this place before? And now, how can I have hot chocolate anywhere else? Certaintly the brown water at Tim Horton’s will no longer suffice. The traditional grandma’s style chocolate in front of me was thick and beautiful, and enough of it to make for a full meal in itself. It was probably wise we didn’t also order the chocolate fondue to snack on along with it, as tempting as it was. Next time, mon chéri.

It’s always good to catch up with old friends, although at times errily reminiscent of that line from Before Sunset:

It’s funny. Every single of my ex’s—they’re now married. Men go out with me, we break up, and then they get married. And later they call me to thank me for teaching them what love is and that I taught them to care and respect women. I want to kill them!

But it turned out just to be one of those things lost in translation, across languages and cultures both. It’s unavoidable at times. (There was also no appropriate translation for how rich the drink was.) Natsukashikatta ne! I had forgotten how fun it is to have loud inappropriate conversations in public places, hoping nobody around happens to understand the language.

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3 Responses to “Juliette et Chocolate”

  1. JonasParker says:

    I was just there on Valentine’s Day. There were about 3 guys and 50 women, plus ten more in line. I am not a chocolate lover, but it’s pretty good regardless.

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  3. Aimee says:

    I went last night and it was incredible! I had the Spicy Sunset which was REAL dark chocolate, cinnamon, star anise, cardamon? cayenne? I forget but there was some spices but best of all… GRAND MARNIER! Thats right.. it was a delicious HOT chocolate with booze and real chocolate… You can never go wrong with that combo.
    But the winner for me was the intense brownie… Dear lord I have never had such a good brownie EVER! And it was only $3! Starbucks charges the same for a smaller piece of fibrous brown cardboard thats called a brownie … Now go and enjoy some of the best chocolate snacks in montreal! GO GO GO GO GO GO!

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